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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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Ruby On Rails Interview

Ruby On Rails
Washington, DC

Interviewed at Gannett

Interview Details – Interviewer doesn't care what you know, how hard you work or how much grit you may have. Either you solve his 3 puzzles or you go home. That's the interview.

Interview Question – Playing around in the command line   Answer Question

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Digital Sales Specialist Interview

Digital Sales Specialist
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Gannett in April 2014.

Interview Details – Originally, the process seemed to going well. I applied for the position. The Director of Digital Sales reached out to me, we scheduled a phone interview. For the initial phone interview, she was "tied up" with a client and asked to reschedule it. I was accommodating and rescheduled it. She actually remembered and called me. It went well, and we scheduled a face to face interview. It went well. She introduced me to a Local Sales Manager, the Director of Sales and two Account Executives. I had another phone interview with someone located in New York. It seemed to go well. Then I waited, and waited. I reached to check the status of the position. I didn't hear back from anyone. I checked the website today, and learned that it was filled. My issue is not that I did not get the job, but when a person goes through as many hurdles as I did, it would be nice to at least be informed that a decision was made.

Interview Question – The questions were not difficult, they were average.   Answer Question

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Maintenance Engineer/Video Editor Interview

Maintenance Engineer/Video Editor
New Orleans, LA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Gannett in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was interviewed by two members of the management staff and found it to be a very congenial experience. They were friendly, coherent, and were very focused on their particular needs and related questions.

Interview Question – There were some aspects pertaining to particular operating procedures related to a newsroom that I was not entirely familiar with.   Answer Question

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Assistant to the Publisher Interview

Assistant to the Publisher
Nashville, TN

I applied online - interviewed at Gannett in January 2014.

Interview Details – I found the job posting on Indeed.com and immediately applied. I didn't think anything of it and then a couple weeks later, got an email from the publisher to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was short and pretty easy. Just had to go over my resume. During the interview he told me he wanted to schedule an in person interview. It was for a week later. Went to the in-person and met with publisher and another employee. They went over the job details and the atmosphere of the office. They were both really nice and the interview seemed to go well. Unfortunately, they went internal for the position, even though they really liked me.

Interview Question – I should have been prepared for it, but, Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Customer Service/Advertising - Part Time Interview

Customer Service/Advertising - Part Time
Mountain Home, AR

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gannett in September 2010.

Interview Details – First, had to travel there just to pick up a written application, complete & submit it. Second, travel again a few days later for interview. Third, travel one more time for 2nd interview with another party. All this for a minimum wage part-time job?

Interview Question – 2nd young interviewer seemed to not believe I knew anything about a computer despite the fact that I've been using them continuously--probably since before he was born.   Answer Question

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Very Difficult Interview

Digital Account Executive Interview

Digital Account Executive

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gannett in December 2013.

Interview Details – I would say that the entire process was not out of the ordinary or unexpected. The very last interview was with the director of the department for which I would be hired. that person did not know or understand what was being spoken about. You would expect that the Director of a Digital department would under stand what lead gen is.

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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Gannett.

Interview Details – 2 interviews on phone before face to face interview. brush up on your CNA questions and overcoming objections before face to face meeting. then be ready for more phone interviews with upper management

Interview Question – Role playing: be ready to act out a cold call.   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at Gannett

Interview Details – Phone interview with recruiter, who was extremely nice. Didn't seem to be much of an interview at all rather than a brief walk through of my resume followed by a description of the role and the two week training process. I was turned off by the low salary and the the process it would take to actually start "working"

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Marketing Interview

Marketing
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gannett in July 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview - was a very pleasant interview!

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied online - interviewed at Gannett in June 2013.

Interview Details – consisted of 3 phone interviews and 1 with a local newspaper manager who I wouldn't report to. They also made me take 1 hour psych exam which was tough!

Interview Question – What do you think is the next wave of innovations in digital advertising   Answer Question

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